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The Ackerman Charter School District is proud of the numerous rigorous electives we are able to offer students.  They include, but are not limited to; STEM ( Robotics, Three D Printing, Makers Challenges, Scientific Inquiry, etc.), Marine Biology, Marine Biology II, Web Page Design, Journalism, Drama, Dance, Band, Choir, Mythology, Computer Coding, and Video Production.  Students receive two different electives each trimester for a total of six per year. (Unless they enroll in a year long elective like Band).  Our goal is to provide challenging and relevant electives that teach students application of what they learn as well as career paths.

Mr. Rick coordinates the College Options Program for our 8th graders. It is never too early to start planning! 
About My College Options®

My College Options is a FREE college planning service, offering assistance to students, parents, high schools, counselors, and teachers nationwide. It is designed to assist high school students in exploring a wide range of post-secondary opportunities, with special emphasis on the college search process.

How does using My College Options benefit students and parents?

  • Students

    My College Options provides students with the opportunity to create a personal online college and career planning profile. Students can match their individual needs, talents, abilities, goals, and interests with the offerings of over 5,500 accredited post-secondary institutions across the United States .

    Along with the college match, students have access to valuable information about paying for college, types of institutions, career exploration, how to apply for college, and much, much more.

    As a result of using this FREE service, students can connect with colleges and universities directly. In addition, they may hear from other education and career service providers offering educational opportunities such as college admissions services, financial aid, and career info, as well as extra-curricular, enrichment, and recognition programs.

  • Parents

    Parents can use My College Options to find answers to their college planning questions. They are provided with newsletters, articles, answers to frequently-asked questions and other resources that will inform and support their involvement in their child’s college search process.

How does My College Options work?

  • For Students
    • Students may complete a My College Options Questionnaire in school, under the direction of a school counselor or teacher.
    • Students who have not completed the questionnaire may complete a personal college planning profile online at
    • Completion of either the online profile or the in-school questionnaire will result in an immediate list of colleges that match the students’ individual needs and interests.
    • These lists show which of the over 5,500 accredited post-secondary institutions across the nation offer programs that match the individual students’ needs and interests match.
    • Students completing the in-school questionnaire are, then, provided with a personal password for creating an online profile at
    • Access to the online student profile is available 24/7.
    • Using their personal online profile, students can modify their college search, explore new directions, and find additional opportunities and assistance for their college planning.